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Assessment 1Unit 1:
- Research and deliver a presentation about an inspirational person.

Unit 2:
- Reading question paper about an extract from a Gothic story.
- Write the opening to a Gothic story.
Unit 1:
- Reading question paper in response to an article about teenage slang.
- Create a character using descriptive writing techniques.

Unit 2:
- Plan and deliver a presentation, using advertising techniques about a product that they have invented.
Unit 1:
- Essay style question about the ways in which Dickens creates an atmospheric opening in ‘Great Expectations.
- Write an atmospheric opening.

Unit 2:
- Reading question paper in response to a previously unseen poem about childhood.
English Language
Writers’ Viewpoints and Perspectives
Reading response to factual text.
English Literature
‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickens
Short questions on plot and character
GCSE AQA English Language Unit 1
Mock examination (i) –
Reading and responding to non-fiction texts.

GCSE AQA English Literature Mock examination (i) – Modern Texts
Of Mice and Men or An Inspector Calls


Assessment 2Unit 3:
- Reading question paper about other cultural text.

Unit 4:
- Discussion based assessment about a character or theme from the class text studied.
Unit 3:
- Reading question paper about a detective story extract.
- Write the opening to a detective story.

Unit 4:
- Discussion based assessment about a character or theme from the class text studied.
Unit 3:
- Reading assessment questions on unseen source material.
- Create a piece of writing in the style of one of the forms studied.

Unit 4:
- Diary writing task about a character or theme from the class text studied.
English Language
Creative Writing
Writing to narrate or describe.

Spoken Language
Responding to questions.

English Literature
Shakespeare: Macbeth
Written responses to plot, language and character


GCSE AQA English Language Unit 1
Mock examination(ii) –
Reading and responding to non-fiction texts.

GCSE AQA English Literature Mock examinations (ii)
Unit 1 – Modern Texts

Unit 2: Poetry Across Time
Assessment 3Unit 5:
- Role play activity of a scene/part of a scene from ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’.

Unit 6:
- Read and respond to questions about a previously unseen poem.
- Write a poem.
Unit 5:
- Role play activity of a scene/part of a scene from ‘Romeo and Juliet’.

Unit 6:
- Read and respond to questions about a previously unseen poem.
- Use the unseen poem from the reading assessment as the basis for a piece of writing.
Unit 5:
- Reading questions responding to an extract from Kite Runner
- Use an image as the basis for a piece of descriptive writing.

Unit 6:
- Role play activity of a scene/part of a scene from ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ or ‘Julius Caesar’.
English Language
Writers’ Viewpoints and Perspectives
Writing to persuade

Reading – 19th and 20th Century non-fiction texts – Explicit and implicit meaning.

Spoken Language: individual presentation or speech

English Literature
Response to unseen poem.

External examinations

AQA GCSE English Language Unit 1-
Reading and responding to non-fiction texts.
Duration: 2hrs 15 mins

AQA GCSE English Literature
Unit 1 – Exploring Modern Texts
Duration 1 hr 30 mins

Unit 2: Poetry Across Time.
Duration: 1hr 15 mins


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